September 26, 2014

DOCOMO to Establish New Business Units for Strengthened R&D and Innovation

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TOKYO, JAPAN, September 26, 2014 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC., a personalized mobile solutions provider for smarter living, announced today that it will establish two new business units — the Innovation Management Department and the 5G Laboratory — to strengthen both innovation and research and development beginning October 1.

The Innovation Management Department, a unit under the R&D Innovation Division, will drive R&D activities and innovation targeted at smarter-living initiatives. It will develop new business and manage both strategic investments and business tie-ups focused on technology innovation.

The 5G Laboratory, a dedicated research unit under the R&D Innovation Division's Research Laboratories, will accelerate R&D activities related to DOCOMO's development of a 5G next-generation mobile communications system, as well as international standardization of such technologies.

About 40 people will be employed in the Innovation Management Department and some 30 people will staff the 5G Laboratory.

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 63 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world's first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.

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